With no shows happening, a lot of artists are livestreaming performances from safely isolated locations that you can watch in a safely isolated location like your home.
HERE ARE TODAY’S LIVESTREAMS (Monday, March 23):
La Blogotheque’s Stay Away Shows, every day at 2 PM ET.
Honey Harper will play two songs via Youtube and Instagram at 3 PM daily.
Ben Gibbard is livestreaming solo performances from his home studio everyday at 7 PM ET. Previous editions have included Radiohead and Joy Division/New Order covers, plus plenty of Death Cab and Postal Service classics. Read more and tune in here.
The Met is hosting “Nightly Met Opera Streams” every day during its coronavirus closure. Each night is a different “complete operatic gem from our collection of HD presentations from the past 14 years.” Each night’s new opera begins streaming at 7:30 PM ET and will repeat through 3:30 PM the following day. Yesterday was Tchaikovsky’s Eugene Onegin and today it’s Wagner’s Tristan und Isolde.
Butterboy, the weekly comedy show that normally happens Mondays at Brooklyn’s Littlefield with hosts Aparna Nancherla, Jo Firestone and Maeve Higgins, will hold an online edition with guests Hari Kondabolu, Joyelle Nicole Johnson, Sean Patton, Adira Amram, Kyle Ayers, Caitlin Cook, Kendall Farrell and more. If you buy a $5 ticket you’ll be sent a link to an unlisted YouTube so you can watch. Proceeds go “directly to the people making this show, both in front of the screen and behind the screen,” with 10% being donated to Food Bank for New York City.
Jason Anderson is livestreaming performances every night at 8 PM ET on his Instagram.
Diplo at 10 PM on Twitch, “5 nights a week.”
Rufus Wainwright is performing a song a day, streaming on Facebook; times vary.
Pedro the Lion‘s David Bazan streamed a solo guitar set on Twitch, and he has plans to do more streaming, date and time TBA.
DJ D-Nice has been throwing “Homeschool” Dance Parties on Instagram regularly.
Tuesday, March 24
Camp Cope, Slingshot Dakota, Rosie Tucker and more starting at 3:30 AM ET. More info here.
Wednesday, March 25
Natalie Prass at 5 PM ET on Really Nice’s Instagram.
Sondre Lerche is streaming home shows every Wednesday on Facebook, time TBA.
Thursday, March 26
Saturday, March 28
Dead & Company will stream previously recorded shows on Saturday nights for free on Nugs.TV.
Boiler Room is launching a new live series this week, dates and times TBA.
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Stay safe, remain connected & support where you can⠀ ⠀ Amid the pandemic, our number one priority is protecting our artists and audiences as well as all the BTS crew, from sound engineers to door staff from camera operators to security. As a result, we are postponing or cancelling over 40 upcoming shows between now and the summer. This includes our first ever festival in Johannesburg which will be rescheduled for later in the year. We will reevaluate the situation as it unfolds.⠀ ⠀ This week, Boiler Room will launch a new live series under lockdown and isolation. These broadcasts will stream from artists’ homes and private spaces, direct to our audience and without the need for interaction with production teams – as we practice social distancing to remove risk from our programming.⠀ ⠀ Alongside a programme of re-ups from our archives, these transmissions are a way to remain connected while apart.⠀ ⠀ Each show will give you the option to donate. This week, funds raised are going to Global FoodBanking Network, whose global work providing emergency food and support to people locked in poverty is crucial at this time. Next week, funds will go to a different charity; feel free to send us suggestions in the chatroom, where we will also be sharing other causes to support.⠀ ⠀ Please give if you can afford to — for example, what you might spend on a night out. ⠀ ⠀ Coronavirus has exposed the underlying fragility of underground and independent music. Artists, labels, record shops, festivals and other creative small businesses are at great threat. Now more than ever, we need to find ways to support each other and the most vulnerable around us.⠀
MORE STUFF TO WATCH AND LISTEN TO FROM HOME
We posted some of our favorite live concert videos here. Also, check out our latest album reviews in Notable Releases and Bill’s Indie Basement and subscribe to our monthly Spotify playlist to listen to some of our favorite new songs.